On Election Day 2016 Americans elected an ignoramus President of the United States. Under the guise of not being politically correct Trump ran an openly racist and nativist campaign, and under the cover of an anti-establishment stance we held our noses and elected him to the highest office in our land.
The message was dutifully sent: A pox on both parties, America was sick and tired of the corrupt Bush and Clinton dynasties. The message may have been delivered, but we paid a stiff price, the racist, homophobic and misogynist presidential candidate intensified his divisive rhetoric as president and through executive orders enacted policies that discriminated against women, gays and lesbians and minorities.
In these midterm elections it`s incumbent upon us to restore some semblance of checks and balances by voting blue and flipping the House and Senate.
The electorate that elected Trump in 2016 is not who we truly are, we must prove to ourselves and to the world that America doesn`t tolerate nationalism, nativism, racism, homophobia and racism.
As I pen this essay the polls haven`t closed yet, but I`m optimistic that we`re going to do the right thing and flip the House and perhaps the Senate, and in the process deliver an unambiguous message to Trump.